Dr. LaNitra M. Berger is the senior director of fellowships in the Office of Undergraduate Education at George Mason University. Throughout her career, she has worked toward helping underrepresented students gain access to transformational education abroad opportunities and careers in public service. Since joining Mason in 2010, Dr. Berger has helped students secure more than $2 million in external funding for national scholarships and fellowships such as the Boren, Fulbright, Gilman, Truman, National Science Foundation, and Critical Language Scholarship. She has helped 30 students receive Fulbright awards, many of whom are first generation or minority students.
She is the recipient of the Spirit of King Award (2015) and the Margaret C. Howell Award (2018) at Mason. Dr. Berger is currently working with IIE and the US State Department to develop initiatives that support diversity and inclusion in the Fulbright US Student Program, including the Fulbright Noir Instagram platform.